Opening of the exhibitions Martine Franck and Vasantha Yogananthan

February 19, 2019 6:00PM

The Musée de l'Elysée is pleased to invite you to the opening of its two new exhibitions:

Martine Franck
Wishing to showcase the pioneering work of female photographers in the 20th century, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a major retrospective dedicated to Martine Franck (1938-2012). Conceived by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and co-produced with the Musée de l’Elysée, this exhibition, exceptional in its scope, gathers almost 140 photographs, some of which have never been shown before and many of them chosen by the photographer herself.

Vasantha Yogananthan: A Myth of Two Souls
With the aim of supporting and promoting contemporary institutional creation, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting the first exhibition of Vasantha Yogananthan’s project A Myth of Two Souls. Born in 1985, a self-taught photographer of French-Tamil origin, Yogananthan belongs to a generation that likes to blur the lines between fiction and reality. This series was inspired by the Ramayana, a fundamental epic poem from Hindu mythology written in Sanskrit somewhere between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. Constantly updated, the Ramayana can be seen by Western readers as an invitation to understand India beyond mere exoticism.